John WISE

WISE, The Hon. John, P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Elgin (Ontario)
Birth Date
December 12, 1935
Deceased Date
January 9, 2013
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wise_(Ontario)
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ed07ce4c-6a68-4e14-996b-f0fd88e210ef&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
dairy farmer

Parliamentary Career

October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  Elgin (Ontario)
July 8, 1974 - March 26, 1979
PC
  Elgin (Ontario)
May 22, 1979 - December 14, 1979
PC
  Elgin (Ontario)
  • Minister of Agriculture (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
February 18, 1980 - July 9, 1984
PC
  Elgin (Ontario)
  • Minister of Agriculture (June 4, 1979 - March 2, 1980)
September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Elgin (Ontario)
  • Minister of Agriculture (September 17, 1984 - September 14, 1988)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 283)


August 25, 1988

Hon. John Wise (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, I am not in a position at this moment to supply details other than to say that, immediately upon recognition of the incident, our people were on the scene and have been there since. They are working in full co-operation with the environmental and health and welfare people. From Canada's point of view, we have developed an action plan. When additional, detailed and accurate information is received from the environmental and health authorities, we will implement whatever action is necessary to ensure the health and safety of the Canadian consumer. We will also be involved if the area is designated a disaster area. If sufficient funds are provided to trigger the federal-provincial agreement, then Agriculture Canada will be fully involved on behalf of farmers and consumers.

August 25, 1988

Ora! Questions

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   DISASTERS
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August 11, 1988

Hon. John Wise (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, anyone with a knowledge and understanding of the importance of the agri-food industry in Canada would not be surprised by the negative effects on a whole variety of aspects of the Canadian economy.

The Minister in charge of the Canadian Wheat Board is in Winnipeg today meeting with the provincial Minister of Transport with respect to the Churchill issue. The Department is analyzing the report of the coalition. The Hon. Member will appreciate the fact that any decision that is made will have to be made in the interests of the coalition of the ports in all regions, Canadian farmers, and certainly in the interests of our grain customers.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   MOVEMENT OF GRAIN THROUGH ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY
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August 11, 1988

Hon. John Wise (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, if the Hon. Member is fair, I think he would withdraw the final part of that comment. This Government has not in the past and will not in the future ignore Canadian farm problems. I challenge him to examine the record. To date we have taken some 660 initiatives delivering over $10 billion. That is a record that is unchallenged in the past.

I recognize that some general farm organizations have some difficulty with the bilateral trade agreement. However, if we look to see what the commodity organizations are saying about the agreement, we find that there are about 100,000 grain farmers in the country who support the agreement. There are about 80,000 beef farmers in the country who support the agreement. There are about 70,000 hog farmers in Canada who support the agreement.

Supply management is secure. Since we went forward with the amendments to the CAPS Act that the previous Government did not have the courage to proceed with, there are about

25,000 horticultural people who recognize that the bilateral trade agreement is in their interest.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADA-UNITED STATES FREE TRADE AGREEMENT-AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY
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August 11, 1988

Hon. John Wise (Minister of Agriculture):

We have not reached a final decision on that particular issue, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE
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August 11, 1988

Hon. John Wise (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, I recognize that there are some loose ends to be tied up. We recall that we were challenged on the fact that we would not proceed to transfer a number of dairy items from the tariff list to the import-export list. We gave a commitment to that industry that we would go forward and do so. Of course, the Opposition Parties should recognize that we have already carried that out.

The other loose ends to which I have referred are the other commodities under the feather industry. We will continue to consult with the industry in order to arrive at a sensible action that will again transfer those items from the tariff list to the import-export list. We have made a commitment on this side to ensure continued day-to-day operation of supply management in Canada. We have full intentions of carrying that out.

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   PROTECTION OF POULTRY SECTOR-GOVERNMENT POSITION
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